It took only a few days for a dog to move from a list of being euthanized to becoming part of the royal family.
This is the story of Guy the beagle, who was rescued from the US and brought to a Canadian dog rescue center before being adopted by Meghan Markle.
Alison Preiss of Pet Value, a Canadian pet store where Markle found the dog in 2015 said the story of Guy the beagle was hard to believe.
Nobody was interested in this dog when he was in a shelter, but life has now changed for the better. He currently lives in the palace.
Guy’s life changed after a US shelter contacted an Ontario dog rescue center via an email to Dolores Doherty, who runs the Canadian dog rescue organization. The organization saves dogs from being euthanized in the US and transfers them to Canada for adoption.
They had just found a 17lb Beagle and wanted to know if Dolores Doherty would be willing to take him. He had only a few days to live, and no one had shown interest in adopting him. Doherty said she gladly accepted.
The dog was transported to the Canadian border, over 500 miles away, by a group of volunteers. He was handed over to a waiting car on the Canadian side of the border.
On the following day, Doherty was attending an adoption event near Toronto, and she decided to go with the dog. He looked so stressed and sad as he sat there, Doherty said. You wouldn’t resist him.
During this time, Markle was in Toronto for the filming of one of her TV series and was among dozens of people who had come to the event looking to adopt a dog.
Continue to page 2 to see how Doherty came to know Markle.